Definitions for "Silkscreen Printing"
Graphics, letters, and numbers printed on plastic and metal surfaces.
Back Popular printing method for printing T-shirts, posters, and on CD surfaces. Uses a mesh screen to put ink in the right places.
A method in which image is transferred to the surface to be printed by means of ink squeezed by a squeegee through a stenciled screen stretched over a frame. Screens are treated with a light-sensitive emulsion, and then the film positives are put in contact with the screens and exposed to a strong light. The light hardens the emulsion not covered by the film leaving a soft area on the screen for the squeegee to force ink through. Screen printing is capable of printing on irregular shaped objects. Glass, plastic, fabric and wood are popular materials on which to screen print. Also called "silk screening."